The Robert B. France Fellowship in Computer Science honors a brilliant mind, kind heart, and a beloved member of the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Robert France. A member of the faculty since 1998, France was named College of Natural Sciences professor laureate in 2014. Professor laureate is the highest title given to college faculty, and France's nomination reflects his outstanding contributions in research, teaching, mentoring, and outreach. France was a world-renowned researcher in the area of model-based software engineering and the use of the Unified Modeling Language. A leader in his field, he received numerous accolades. To those in the college, this recognition came as little surprise. “Robert France was a rare scholar,” says College of Natural Sciences Dean Jan Nerger. “He was an incredibly talented and perceptive researcher, but he also reached people as few others do. He was an inspiration to us all.” Your gift in Dr. France’s memory is greatly appreciated.
The purpose of this fund is to provide fellowships for graduate students enrolled in the Department of Computer Science within the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University. Preference is given to students pursuing research in software engineering. Funds may be used for stipends and travel expenses to attend conferences where the student is presenting work in which they are the primary author.